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New Monitor Mount Solution for the Jabra PanaCast

The Jabra PanaCast is a unique, class-leading conferencing camera that opens up small to medium-size meeting rooms and allows more participants to take part while maintaining the necessary social distancing.

More on this: Creating Social Distance in the Meeting Room

What’s been missing up to now is a robust means of fixing the PanaCast camera to a flat panel display. For example:

  • Where it’s not possible or desirable to wall-mount
  • For mobile systems that need all equipment fixed to the screen or cart
  • Where an invisible camera fixing is demanded
  • Where best eye-contact is required

Our new mount addresses these needs with a robust VESA-mounted solution that allows the PanaCast camera to be fixed securely above or below the display as close as practical to the display bezel edge.

The mount’s all-metal construction adjusts to fit all common VESA sizes and keeps the camera firmly in the correct orientation.

The Jabra PanaCast camera already has the smallest footprint in its class. Now it can be matched by an equally-elegant mounting solution.

Contact us for details and availability

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Jabra PanaCast in the Huddle Room

Creating Social Distance in the Meeting Room

Keeping staff and visitors safe as we return to the office will place a big demand on office space; no more so than in the meeting room

A number of conflicting issues are becoming apparent:

  • Not all staff will return to the office immediately. Shift patterns and flexible working are likely to be introduced and some staff may never return; preferring to work remotely. So keeping in touch with all members of your team will create a demand for more meeting space
  • Due to social distancing rules, it will no longer be possible for a number of workers to huddle round a laptop or desktop screen so meeting rooms with a large screen will be in greater demand
  • But…social distancing will also mean that fewer participants will be able to gather safely in the meeting room

How can this be resolved? One simple thing that can be done immediately to mitigate the problem would be to stop wasting space in the current meeting rooms.

The right choice of room video camera can have a significantly positive impact on the efficient use of floor space.

Many video rooms employ legacy pan, tilt, zoom (PTZ) cameras with a field-of-view of around 90° or less. This restricted angle of visibility imposes a gap between the camera/display and the room table to ensure participants closest to the camera are in shot; typically producing around 40 sq. ft. (~4m2) of wasted floorspace.

Jabra PanaCast from Intermedia

The Jabra PanaCast’s distortion-free, wide field-of-view opens up the room and creates more space for social distancing reducing this wasted floor space to zero. There’s more on this here: http://bit.ly/space_calc

As we cautiously return to the office, wasted space in the meeting room is not only a real estate cost issue but is now an urgent matter of workers’ health and welfare.

Using the Jabra PanaCast camera will allow more people to use a meeting room while still maintaining essential social distancing.

Think outside the PTZ box

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Jabra PanaCast in the Huddle Room


How will things work in the post-lockdown office?

Not like this, we suspect

When we begin the return to the office, how will we work together while maintaining social distancing? How will we collaborate even with colleagues who are physically present with us?

How will a group that needs to meet to discuss a project, share their thoughts and plans? If we just make calls over a conferencing platform to colleagues across the hall, we might just as well stay at home and reduce the risk of infection.


Until we have an effective vaccine, we will need to continue social distancing


One thing that may help is the ability to share content wirelessly so that we can be in the same physical space (while maintaining a proper distance), having a decent face-to-face discussion while sharing content on our mobile devices.

Huddle Hub One from Intermedia
The Huddle Hub One Re-broadcasts Shared Content Back to all Logged-In Devices

The Huddle Hub One (HHO) could help here because it does something unique in its class called re-broadcasting

So a group get together in a meeting room, a casual meeting area or anywhere within range of the corporate WiFi/LAN. They log in to an available HHO Smart Room (a virtual meeting room) and then start sharing content from their laptop, tablet or smartphone. Content can be shared by one participant at a time or multiple participants can share content simultaneously. Either way, the currently shared content will be streamed back – re-broadcasted – to each logged-in mobile display.


It’s not mandatory but, if there’s an available large format display in the meeting space, this can also be used to show the shared content.


What About the (Remote) Workers? If remote colleagues need to join, any logged-in device can be used to establish the call using the video service-of-choice and the far end will be seen on every device sharing in the Smart Room.

Wireless Professional Video Calls: There is even an HHO model that can be installed in the meeting room and which will allow participants to conference wirelessly using the installed professional AV. So a participant can launch a video call from their mobile device but utilise the installed room camera, audio sub-system, local large format display etc. delivering a high-quality professional collaboration session which can still be viewed simultaneously by any local participant on their own mobile device if they wish.

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Why has Biamp Bought into BYOM?

In case you missed it in the general hoo-ha of ISE 2020, Biamp announced the acquisition of Huddle Room Technologies, the Italian developer of the much-lauded Huddle Hub One (HHO) wireless presentation and conferencing products.

The use-case that the HHO products address is beginning to get a new moniker – BYOM or Bring Your Own Meeting – and it is one of the fastest-growing segments of the AV industry.

BYOM refers to a video meeting using, say, MS Teams or Zoom, for example, being initiated from the user’s mobile device rather than a resident processor in the room but still making use of the professional AV components of the room like the display, speakerphone, camera or all-in-one etc. in order to achieve a high-quality video conference from a mobile device (sometimes referred to as AV pass-through) 

The Huddle Hub One goes one step further by making this possible wirelessly and without the need for any cable connection or USB dongle to the user’s device.  Typically, this would be a laptop but with the HHO, this can easily include tablets or smartphones as well.

Uniquely, the HHO can also stream the shared content or conference back to the other user’s devices (smartphone, tablet or PC) in the room (so-called rebroadcasting) so that participants do not need to rely on being able to see the main display.  In fact, sharing sessions are possible on the HHO without a room display at all because of this rebroadcasting feature (HRT call these virtual sharing rooms “Smart Rooms”)

Smart Rooms allow ad hoc or scheduled meetings to occur anywhere in range of the corporate network making meetings in the cafe, a casual meeting area or in rooms without wall displays simplicity itself.

Intermedia CS is the appointed distributor for the HRT product line in the UK and Ireland.


New Lower Pricing on the PanaCast Cameras

More great reasons to choose the outstanding PanaCast cameras

We are delighted to announce new, lower pricing on the PanaCast 180°, 4K cameras.

Strong sales of the PanaCast cameras have allowed the manufacturer to pass on economies of scale in the form of aggressively lower price points both on the PanaCast 2 and the newly-launched PanaCast 3.

Along with lower pricing on the cameras, the auto-framing feature “Intelligent Zoom” is now included as standard with every camera.

Here’s the detail on these great deals!

PanaCast 3

PanaCast 3 lists at £795 (€895) + VAT saving £165 (€215) on the old PanaCast 2 price and an additional saving of £120 (€136) for the included Intelligent Zoom. 

Not only that but the new PanaCast 3 provides you with the latest technology, including 6 x zoom and 4th generation stitching performance.

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PanaCast 2

The PanaCast 2 has been reduced from £960 (€1,110) to £710 (€810) a saving of £250 (€300) plus additional £120 (€136) for the Intelligent Zoom licence.

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To take advantage of these prices, or to book a demo of the new PanaCast 2, or 3, simply call +44 (0)1992 878312, or click here.


6 Reasons Why You Need to Know Your Meeting Room Headcount

The Jabra PanaCast camera delivers a true 180° view of your room and its sophisticated Artificial Intelligence can be polled for a live headcount. Here’s why that’s important.

Intelligent Room Booking and Granular Room Analytics
  1. No-shows: The camera detects no-one in the room 10 minutes after the reservation start time and the room is released back into the available pool
  2. Squatting: People take a free room without booking it.  The camera will see them and advise the booking system to remove the room from the available pool.  When the participants leave, the room will be released again
  3. Over-running: If a meeting overruns, the booking system will know the participants are still in the room and extend the booking if the room is available
  4. Early Finishes: If a meeting concludes and the participants leave, the reservation will be cut short and the room released to the available pool
  5. Room utilisation data: can be captured over time providing more granular detail about the average and peak participant numbers in your rooms and so inform the planning of new builds and refits.  With this data, you may decide to build more and smaller rooms in the same floor space further enhancing room availability, reducing user frustration and leading to a better overall experience.
  6. Social Distancing Compliance: In order to maintain a safe working environment in meeting rooms, occupancy will need to be limited and employers will need to know if the rules are being followed.  The room utilisation data available from the Jabra PanaCast can provide this information.

Combining the camera with an intelligent room management system that can read and interpret this headcount data like Visionect’s excellent Joan system, can lead to more efficient and safer use of existing meeting rooms and a much-enhanced user experience – an essential requirement especially when rolling out self-service huddle rooms in large numbers.


Jabra PanaCast from Intermedia

The Jabra PanaCast camera delivers a stunning 4K, 180° view of the room and 180 degree people sensing.  (There’s no point in asking a video camera for a room headcount if it can’t see the whole room).

Jabra PanaCast from Intermedia

And, just by deploying the Jabra PanaCast instead of the traditional, legacy PTZ or webcam, you could be creating even more space efficiency by removing the inherent wasted space in traditional video room design – see how

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How Uber continues to innovate using PanaCast for intelligent, real-time video communications

Uber Deploys 850+ PanaCast Cameras Worldwide

We are delighted to share the news that Altia Systems, Zoom and the Uber team have collaborated to deploy 850+ Zoom Rooms across Uber’s 400+ global office estate using the PanaCast Intelligent Vision camera system.

Uber is celebrated for revolutionising peer-to-peer ridesharing, taxi cabs, food delivery, bicycle-sharing, and transportation and for being at the cutting edge of moving its customers around as efficiently as possible through its adoption of the latest in technology.

Uber has bolstered its internal communications systems with more than 850 PanaCast-equipped Zoom Rooms throughout it’s worldwide office estate in order to streamline its enterprise-scale video communications technology. 

Uber chose PanaCast to help reduce operational costs, enhance the user experience, grow utilisation and improve productivity and they are now realizing all of these benefits.

The camera systems are being used to connect more than 18,000 Uber employees in hundreds of offices across the world.

When people walk into a conference room, they don’t want to struggle with the technology – they want it to just work. PanaCast provides that while significantly enhancing employee productivity.  Thats why weve deployed hundreds of PanaCast devices across Ubers conference rooms globally,explained Ravi Sharma, Head of Collaboration and AV Service at Uber”.

Ubers rapid growth required an innovative IT solution to manage large-scale global deployments,said Altia Systems VP for software engineering, Naveed Alam. We worked with Ubers AV and IT teams to deliver an enterprise grade, zero-touch support and manageability solution that enables PanaCast devices to be updated and configured remotely as new technology develops.  It combines seamlessly with the PanaCast fundamentals of 100 percent video, audio and big data coverage to optimise virtual collaboration within a global company.

If you’d like to see more about Uber’s success story in deploying the PanaCast camera systems, click here:

Download the full Uber Case Study

To see the PanaCast 2 Out-of-the-Box experience watch our short video..

For further information please complete the form on our contact page and we will keep you informed of further exciting developments of this remarkable camera due in the near future.



Turbo Charge Your Zoom Rooms

Turbo Charge Your Zoom Rooms

Effective collaboration is key to success in today’s competitive landscape.  The easier it is for team members from every background to work seamlessly together in an enhanced collaborative space, the quicker you’ll achieve incredible results with every meeting and conference.

New, innovative and cost-effective technologies like those being employed to create Zoom Rooms are making it simpler for organisations to bring the right team together for the most creative brainstorming and meeting sessions possible.  Zoom Rooms allow users to redefine their meeting experience by introducing next-level collaboration where participants can design, sketch and share their ideas.

The question is can you take your Zoom Room video meetings experience to the next level?

Download our latest tips and ideas guide containing a few key steps that you can take to enhance the video meeting room experience and unlock your team’s true potential.

Download the guide now by filling in your details in the form on our contact page.

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To learn more about Zoom Room click here. 


Turbo-Charge your Huddle Room Video Meetings

Collaboration is key to success in today’s competitive landscape.  The easier it is for team members from every background to work seamlessly together in an enhanced collaborative space, the quicker you’ll achieve incredible results with every meeting and conference.

New, innovative technologies are being created for small or “huddle” rooms at an astonishing rate and these cost-effective solutions are making it simpler for organisations to bring the right team together for the most creative brainstorming and meeting sessions possible.  Huddle Rooms allow users to redefine their meeting experience by introducing next-level collaboration where attendees can design, sketch and share their ideas.

The question is can you take your Huddle Room video meetings experience to the next level?

Download our latest tips and ideas guide containing a few key steps that you can take to enhance the video meeting room experience and unlock your team’s true potential.

Download the guide now by filling in your details in the form on our contact page.

For more great blogs click here.

To learn more about huddle rooms click here. 



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"More than 2500 organisations in 38+ countries are using the PanaCast daily to improve their communication and productivity.

Over 200 universities are now adopting the PanaCast for lecture capture and huddle room deployments."

What our clients say!


  • “(PanaCast 2) is a very different form factor than the usual 1080p camera that we are using elsewhere in the lab. You can see it has no seams and it’s a very good picture quality.”

    Robert
    ScobleFuturist / Rackspace

  • “PanaCast…actually seems like something that would be both fun and exceedingly useful.”

    Michael
    SeoWriter / TechCrunch

  • “The actual image captured by the camera when we tried it in a lecture theatre (300+ seat) was perfect. Every seat in the frame, handled the lighting conditions well, good focus, seamlessly stitched. Very impressed.”

    Geoff Lambert
    Sr. Project Manager of IT & Digital Services / University of Western Sydney

  • “… a great improvement over standard video chat experiences.” Read article

    Michael Gorman
    Editor-in-Chief / Engadget

  • “The panoramic view allowed me to see all five remote participants at the same time, and the 4k resolution provided great visual detail – allowing me to feel ‘connected’ to everyone in the meeting.”

    What Ira M. Weinstein thinks about the PanaCast 2
    Senior Analyst & Partner / Wainhouse Research

  • “We chose the PanaCast 2 video camera because it gives an immersive sense of participation to remote meeting participants. With PanaCast 2, there is no need to squeeze together to get into the scene or waste time panning and zooming like with a typical conference room camera.”

    Jolean De KortJolean De Kort
    Director Employee Technology / GoDaddy

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